Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #33: Nature

One of the best parts about our Vagabond trip to Ireland was getting to see a lot of the country in its natural state.

The famous cliffs of Moher, a natural wonder that forms a “signature point” of the Wild Atlantic Way tourism route.

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Killarney National Park was the first national park in Ireland, created in 1932.  It hosts a wide variety of native flora and fauna, including the island’s last wild herd of red deer.

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We saw many places off the beaten path, including Skellig Michael, a nesting site for puffins and other sea birds.  These birds have very little fear of people and will get quite close to you.  Between the sea, the rocks, the wind, and the birds, on Skellig Michael you really feel close to nature in all its wild glory.  It’s no wonder the ascetic Irish monks were attracted to this place.

You can find more nature at the original Lens-Artist challenge.

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14 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #33: Nature

  1. nerdgirlsonly February 18, 2019 / 2:53 pm

    Wow! I’ve wanted to go to Skellig Michael ever since The Force Awakens came out.

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    • Mei-Mei February 18, 2019 / 9:49 pm

      It’s an amazing place. I hope you get the chance to go!

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  2. Tara February 18, 2019 / 5:19 pm

    These are so gorgeous and now I’m so jealous! 😀

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    • Mei-Mei February 18, 2019 / 9:50 pm

      Ireland is just beautiful! I’d go back in a heartbeat.

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      • Tara February 18, 2019 / 9:55 pm

        It’s one of the places I want to visit the most, it’s just so gorgeous and filled with lore and magic!!!

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  3. Tina Schell February 18, 2019 / 6:19 pm

    Had no idea puffins were there! I loved the cliffs and your image is terrific

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    • Mei-Mei February 18, 2019 / 9:56 pm

      Yes, so many puffins! We were there in nesting season. There are also gannets, guillemots, fulmars, etc.

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  4. Amy February 21, 2019 / 8:03 am

    I loved the landscape and cliffs of Ireland. Beautifully captured, Mei Mai!

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    • Mei-Mei February 21, 2019 / 9:14 am

      Thank you! My grandfather was a nature photographer, so I am always inspired by his work and look forward to these kinds of shots.

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      • Amy February 21, 2019 / 9:35 am

        Thank you for letting me know your grandfather was a nature photographer.
        These nature photos are stunning.
        Sorry, i mis-typed your name, Mei-Mei.

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    • Mei-Mei February 21, 2019 / 7:44 pm

      Thanks! Ireland sure makes it easy to take pretty photos. 😁

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      • Leya February 22, 2019 / 4:13 am

        Yes, they have so much to be proud over too.

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